Pheidole camptostela

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Pheidole camptostela
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Attini
Genus: Pheidole
Species: P. camptostela
Binomial name
Pheidole camptostela
Kempf, 1972

Nothing is known about the biology of camptostela.

Identification

See the description in the nomenclature section.

Keys including this Species

Distribution

Only known from the type locality.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Neotropical Region: Brazil (type locality).


Distribution based on AntMaps

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Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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Countries Occupied

Number of countries occupied by this species based on AntWiki Regional Taxon Lists. In general, fewer countries occupied indicates a narrower range, while more countries indicates a more widespread species.

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Estimated Abundance

Relative abundance based on number of AntMaps records per species (this species within the purple bar). Fewer records (to the left) indicates a less abundant/encountered species while more records (to the right) indicates more abundant/encountered species.

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Biology

Castes

Nomenclature

The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's Online Catalogue of the Ants of the World.

  • camptostela. Pheidole camptostela Kempf, 1972b: 457, figs. 7-10 (s.w.) BRAZIL. See also: Wilson, 2003: 177.

Unless otherwise noted the text for the remainder of this section is reported from the publication that includes the original description.

Description

From Wilson (2003): With Pheidole cyrtostela, unique within Pheidole for the sharply bent petiole and depressed petiolar node, as seen from the side, in both major and minor. Distinguished from cyrtostela by the more exaggerated form of the petiolar modification, the absence of rugoreticula on the head of the major, and the narrowed occiput of the minor.

MEASUREMENTS (mm) Paratype major: HW 0.94, HL 0.96, SL 0.74, EL 0.20, PW 0.50. Paratype minor: HW 0.44, HL 0.56, SL 0.64, EL 0.14, PW 0.34.

COLOR Major: concolorous light reddish brown.

Minor: concolorous yellowish red except for gaster, which is plain medium brown.


Pheidole camptostela Wilson 2003.jpg

Figure. Upper: paratype, major. Lower: paratype, minor. Scale bars = 1 mm.

Type Material

BRAZIL: Utiariti, Rio Papagaio, Amazonas. Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo - as reported in Wilson (2003)

Etymology

Gr camptostela, bent column, referring to the aberrant petiole. (Wilson 2003)

References

  • Kempf, W. W. 1972d. A study of some Neotropical ants of genus Pheidole Westwood. I. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Stud. Entomol. 15: 449-464 (page 457, figs. 7-10 soldier, worker described)
  • Wilson, E. O. 2003. Pheidole in the New World: A dominant, hyperdiverse ant genus. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. (page 177, fig. major, minor described)

References based on Global Ant Biodiversity Informatics

  • Brandao, C.R.F. 1991. Adendos ao catalogo abreviado das formigas da regiao neotropical (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Rev. Bras. Entomol. 35: 319-412.
  • Kempf W. W. 1972. A study of some Neotropical ants of genus Pheidole Westwood. I. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Studia Entomologica 15: 449-464.